Doberman Guard Dog Training

Doberman Guard Dog Training Tips and Techniques

Doberman Guard Dog TrainingDoberman guard dog training should be seriously started when the dog is about seven weeks old. That is when it has been weaned and is now ready to begin to understand its place in the pack hierarchy. Dogs start training their puppies in the wild as soon as the puppies open up their eyes. That is the way in which they teach them about how to respond to the call of the alpha and act in a manner which is beneficial for the pack. However, you need to remember that Doberman guard dog training is going to be done from the human benefit point of view and not from the natural wild dog pack point of view.

That is why the basic Doberman guard dog training sessions of a puppy has to start with it recognizing you as alpha of the pack.

The Doberman puppy licking you on your mouth means that it has understood that it is going to play a submissive role, that of puppy in the pack. It also understands that it is your job to tell it what to do. However, if you do not take the first step here in Doberman guard dog training, the puppy is going to try to take over the alpha role.

Doberman guard dog training – listening to commands and obeying them.

  • Firstly, you have to teach your puppy to obey commands and follow them each time every time without fail.
  • You have to teach your dog some habits, behavior patterns, and commands which it is going to follow throughout its life.
  • You have to show your dog that you are the one in authority
  • You also have to teach it how to socialize with humans by taking it to places where it can interact with adult humans and children
  • Your children are going to be part of the Doberman guard dog training sessions. This will teach your Doberman to consider them as puppies in the pack also.
  • Consistent commands like sit, stay, heal, quiet, drop that, no are basic commands which a puppy needs to learn right from the very beginning of its Doberman guard dog training program.

A puppy needs to learn that lifting its paws off the surface to greet somebody and jumping on them in a show of affection is not acceptable behavior. On the other hand, he has to understand that jumping on somebody to overpower him if he is considered dangerous and his master has given him the command to do so is acceptable and is going to be appreciated by the master. This difference can only be taught by a lot of patience, by an experienced trainer, handler or owner.

Doberman guard dog training – using a pinch leash

Imagine that you are a mother Doberman. In the wild, you will need to growl and pinch the scruff of the puppy to show that a particular behavior pattern is not acceptable in the pack. The same activity is done with the help of the pinch leash by the handler. Consider this lease to be like the bit in the mouth of a horse. You can gently guide your Doberman with the help of this lease especially when you are walking it. It is thus going to understand that firm pressure in one direction means that you wanted to obey one particular action.

Pinch leashes are not brutal or painful. However, they are firm enough to act as guiding and pinching holds on the puppy’s scruff.

Do not punish the puppy by losing patience with it. Just imagine that you are learning a new language for the first time. Your master says something to you which you do not understand. Instead of repeating the command, and explaining to you what he wants done, he starts to shout at you, whip you and scare you with threatening gestures.

You as an adult human are definitely not going to respect or love such a master. So how do you expect a little puppy not to be terrified when the voice in authority hits, yells and shouts at it continuously? Did you treat your little baby that way when you were potty training it? Consider a puppy to be a little baby and treat it accordingly – firmly, with lots of patience and love, and care. This is the only way in which you can get your Doberman puppy to go through its Doberman guard dog training program enthusiastically, happily, eagerly and willingly.